Sunday, November 8, 2015

Rubio Dumps Credit Card Records

Marco Rubio's presidential campaign released 22 months of charge card statements on Saturday that show he  made $7,243.74 in personal purchases in 2005 and 2006 on a Florida Republican Party charge card.

The announcement comes as Rubio is under greater scrutiny for his personal use of the American Express charge card, which he said was secured under his personal credit in conjunction with the state's Republican Part

Rubio has said he mixed personal and business expenses on the card -- but paid for the personal charges himself, while the Florida Republican Party covered business-related political costs.

Rubio's campaign said he made eight personal charges, totaling $7,243.74 out of the $64,777.82 charged to the card during that 22-month time period.

The charges from 2005 and 2006 are about half of the $117,294.73 that Rubio charged to the Florida GOP American Express card in 2007 and 2008 when he was House speaker. That two-year period included 73 personal charges worth $22,003.19, and those records had been obtained by some media outlets, including CNN.

The largest personal charge from 2005-2006 was $3,756.24 to Iberia Tiles for flooring, which Rubio has said he paid for using the wrong credit card and paid off immediately in the next billing period, according to the campaign.

Two of the personal charges from 2005 and 2006 were from a Las Vegas trip. Rubio's campaign said he extended a political business-related stay for personal reasons and has family in the area, the campaign said.


1 comment:

  1. Not that I like rubio or would ever vote for him but isn't it getting kind of obvious how these GOP candidates are being smeared while hillary is seemingly untouchable? The GOP investigated her for bengazi where people actually died and it's just a political "witch hunt". Yet no stone is left unturned to find out how her rivals may have spent a few grand on a credit card. If the MSM even remotely went after hillary like this she would have disqualified to be senator long ago.

    I understand the games that's being played but there is no pretense of independence anymore. It's the MSM marxist way or you are targeted for destruction. Even if your a lil "s" socialist in the GOP you are the enemy. I guess he might have agreed with a conservative or libertarian 10 years ago so he has to go!